Sandeep Kumar murder: Hartal in Thiruvalla municipality, five grama panchayats

Sandeep's mortal remains at Thiruvalla taluk hospital. Photo: Screengrab|Facebook|CPIMPathanamthitta

Thiruvalla: CPM has called for a hartal in Thiruvalla municipality and five nearing grama panchayats on Friday following the murder of Sandeep Kumar.

The ruling party will observe the hartal in Kadapra, Niranam, Nedumpuram, Kuttoor and Peringara grama panchayats, along with the municipality, from 6 am to 6 pm.

CPM Peringara local secretary P B Sandeep Kumar was stabbed to death here on Thursday night. Sandeep is also a former member of the Peringara grama panchayat.

Meanwhile, the police have nabbed four in relation to the murder.

Jishnu, Nandu, Pramod and Faisal were arrested from Karuvatta, Alappuzha, police said. Abhi, the fifth person who police believe was part of the gang that murdered Sandeep, is still absconding.

The CPM state secretariat issued a statement blaming the RSS and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.

According to the police, the incident occurred at around 8.30 pm on Thursday

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